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The mystery of a name

Choose wisely that name for your child to be
God sees it as unique, we want Him to agree.
The Bible explains at times He would arrange
taking Abram to Abraham; Saul to Paul He changed.
Simon to Peter; instructing Zechariah his son to
be called John. If we only knew His view.

After researching; finding my name to be of Irish origin
meaning “High-spirited.”
I certainly hope I can live up to my title according
to the Will of God; He knows I’m trying!

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Mysterious — Symbolic Number Three

Nothing within this post is deliberately skewed however, I can understand how some readers might think so.  My writing is according to my perception of years of trying to understand, comments are welcomed.

Trinity

One day years ago, I noticed on meditating on the life of Christ, especially His passion and death during Lent. The number three was the number singled-out during the narrative. Although the Bible makes use of most numbers, it was apparent the number three was extraordinary. My reasoning was, the Trinity, why else I thought.
The Blessed Trinity defined; “And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.”
[1 John 5:7]

When looking closely at the Ten Commandments, it was pointed out to me as a student in elementary school that the first three rules are directly related to God, while the other relates to life in general. Of course, they all connect to God, but the first three have a severe significant direct association.
Learning about the Sacrament of Baptism. One Baptism one Sacrament but in His Mercy, we see three powers.
“And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one.”
[1 John 5:8]
Reading about His life, I noticed even before He was born the
mother of Jesus it is said, visited her cousin St. Elizabeth while He the Divine Child was incarnate in the womb of Mary.
“And Mary abode with her about three months; and she returned to her own house.”
[Luke 1:56]
Has anyone else ever recognized a particular verse in the Bible might have a double meaning, for example, this one when thinking about the three wise men who came to seek Our Lord at His birth; I liken with, (skewed, Hmmm!) … “And as Peter was thinking of the vision, the Spirit said to him: Behold three men seek thee.”
[Acts Of Apostles 10:19] Nevertheless there is that number three again.

Consider the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, three.

Jesus at the age of 12, was thought-out to be lost by Mary His mother and foster-father, Joseph. They sought after Him with sorrow.
“And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions.”
[Luke 2:46]

Jesus at age 30 began His ministry, teaching those hungry for truth.
“I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat.”
[Mark 8:2]

His ministry lasted three years; at age 30.   He would be accused by three Annas, Caiaphas and Pilate.

“And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the ancients and by the high priests, and the scribes, and be killed: and after three days rise again.”
[Mark 8:31]

Matthew 26;34 Jesus says to Peter, “Amen I say to thee, this very night, before a cock crows, thou wilt deny me three times.”

Continuing now into the garden. Book of Mark Chapter 14
The agony in the garden Jesus took three, Peter and the two sons of Zebedee equalling three.
And when he returned, he found them again asleep, (for their eyes were heavy,) and they knew not what to answer Him.
And he cometh the third time, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come: behold the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand. And while He was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve

Jesus suffered while three nails pierced His hands and feet, He fell three times on His way to Calvary. Hung on the Cross for three hours, and died at 3:00 according to Mark 15:25.  His age was 33.

I am reminded of the three woes!
“And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth: because of the rest of the voices of the three angels, who are yet to sound the trumpet.”
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Three were crucified together on Calvary.

“And they said: This man said, I can destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it.”
[Matthew 26:61]
Jesus rises from the dead on the third day.
“For as Jonas was in the whale’s belly three days and three nights: so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.”
[Matthew 12:40]

Three people only at the foot of the Cross when He died. I think of these words with multiple meanings as the inspired word seems to have. Could this be a prefigurement?
“And Peter answering said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.”
[Matthew 17:4]

The Church begins! “They, therefore, that received His word, were baptized; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.”
[Acts Of Apostles 2:41]

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REALIZATION vs. REALIZE

Christmas ends, but now pre Easter season begins on the Sunday of Septuagesima which this year was last Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Although Christmas ended for the world December 26, according to the Church, it ended Saturday before Septuagesima Sunday.  We as Catholic realize this.

The dictionary defines the word “realize” this way – “to grasp or understand clearly or to make real.” We all realized the school shootings when we hear about them or the Las Vegas shooting last October. We see these horrors on the news, almost daily it seems.

Until we as an individual experience the terror, it will not become an actual realization because it will not be happening to us.

Likewise, when we hear the story of Christmas or the Passion of Christ we do believe and realize the event, but do we have a real realization of it.  Realization in this sense is a gift of God.  

Our Lady says she has many special graces to give us; few ask for them. “Ask, and you shall receive.”

Especially for the Traditionalist who believe and realize the teaching of the Eucharist there lies the hidden truth, just for the asking.

REALIZATION!

We can have this REALIZATION and have Christmas and Easter each day of our life.

How?

Imagination being there when the King is born and seeing Him rise from the dead. What a grace!

The Living Christ is present in the Eucharist. Unity to Christ is through this sacrament. When we receive an accurate realization of this, we will run to the Blessed Sacrament, where we can talk to Jesus. Imagine speaking to Him in a way that others can not because of lack of faith. Seek a Traditional Catholic church to see the difference.

So close yet, so far away when forgetting to visit the Blessed Sacrament, we miss an opportunity to have a conversation with God and have Him all to yourself. We do realize He is there, or we wouldn’t be persevering as a Traditional Catholic, yet, the true realization seems to be missing too many times.

We need only to ask for this great grace, and we will then experience Christmas each day.

 

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An INSCRUTABLE TEACHING

“And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.”
[1 John 5:7]
“And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one.”
[1 John 5:8]
The Trinity, an inscrutable doctrine unique to Christianity.
Inscrutable because it is one of many mysteries of our faith, inexplicable.
No one can adequately explain this mystifying Doctrine, The Father, The Son and Holy Ghost yet; all three are one; except to say you can’t have one without the other.
One little analogy might be the Traditional Latin Mass of all times. Ponder on the definition of another mystifying term “Time,” think of the Mass as the past, present, and future for without it the world will end I fear.

Worship

Below is the text of the Nicene Creed the Profession of Faith which states the major truths of the Church, composed at the Council of Nicaea in 325. It was the answer to the Arian FALSE teaching that Christ was not divine.

 

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
The only-begotten Son of God.
Born of the Father before all ages.
God of God, Light of Light,
True God of true God.
Begotten not made,
Of one substance with the Father.
By Whom all things were made.
Who for us men and our salvation came down from the heaven.
And He became flesh by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary:
and was made man.
He was crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried.
And on the third day, He rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and dead.
And of His kingdom, there will be no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of life,
Who proceeds from the Father, and the Son is adored and glorified
who spoke through the prophets. And one holy Catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. And I await the resurrection of the dead. And the life of the world to come. Amen

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ETERNITY … a dominant reality!

Eternity should be the only DOMINANT REALITY of our life because it is forever. It is whatever exists outside of time.
It is easy to shake your head and say nothing exists but what if you are wrong?

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The consequences of being wrong on this account would mean you can’t change your mind once found in eternity. The time given you now is your opportunity to think about eternity.
Just to give you an idea of how long eternity is, let me share this little analogy from my childhood memory.

Imagine a tiny bird that dwells up high in the heavens above; it flies down to earth every 100 years just to take one sip of the waters contained on earth. Consider all the oceans, rivers, lakes and streams throughout. The bird only takes one little sip and flies back to its place in the celestial abode to await the passing of another 100 years for its return to drink again from earth waters. Chances are it will never finish drinking the entirety of water, but imagine it did! The bird took the very last drop. Imagine this scenario, and believe too that eternity would only be beginning.
ETERNITY should be your only DOMINANT REALITY because it just might be the reality of your existence. ETERNITY … a dominant reality.

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